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beemerphile1

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We've always drank from public water sources until we spent last winter in the southwest desert. We were warned to purchase RO water for drinking because of the high salt content in the desert area. Once we traveled east to Texas and beyond we drank public water again.

FWIW you don't need to buy "bottled" water. We bought a seven gallon Aquatainer and find stations to fill it with RO water. The seven gallon container usually costs about $1.50 to fill and no plastic waste.

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I test it first if it is good I use it.


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I use campground water, no filter and have since the beginning of rving for me. I used to carry gallon jugs of "home" water for my spaniel and then if running low start buying WalMart spring water. Since I have been on the road for 6 months now, I have used and given my spaniel cg water. Do not see any difference. IF I have to use fresh water tank water tho, I do use bottled water for drinking and coffee.

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OleManOleCan wrote:

My wife and are are arguing about making coffee with campground water.
I've always used a water filter on our White Hose, but my wife has never tasted campground water, she buys gallons of water.

The water in question is at Desoto State Park. (Alabama)
I've drank the water, both filtered and unfiltered.
I can't tell the difference. Taste like the water at our home.
Far as I know they have never had a problem with their water.

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I'd like to know how the forum feels about general campground water.
Do you buy gallons of water for coffee, or use what comes out of the faucet?

Try the water at De Soto State Park and see. It has been many years icne we last went there and at the time it was good well water but the whole area is built up. If it is from a manicpual source then filter, filter it anyway.
Your post remind me to go the next couple of days for some filter cartridges. Good filters will get everything just about. The bet one you have to fave more filters since their very fine filtration media will clog up doing its job sooner than less efficient filter. the ones with silver in the carbon block will get the nasties.

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Ten years full time drink the water everywhere that it's tested and passed as potable. You can always add a shot of Knob Hill or CC to purify and improve the taste.


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BillyBob Jim wrote:

Saving the planet by recycling and boycotting plastic packaging, but traveling around in or towing an RV while getting 7 mpg [emoticon]


But...but....but...but... we don't drive it every day. Well sometimes we have but I prefer to set up the rig and fish and explore with my 20mpg car.
Maybe we need a new measure a new standard. Gallons per month, or gallons per season, gallons per year???

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We have used campground water since we started full-time 9 years ago, except in a couple places in the SW where the water tasted very salty. Sometimes it's city water, sometimes from a well, but they put their water systems in the same as you would for your house, so why would it be unsafe ? We use a whole house filter.

We also don't buy bottled water in most cases, as it's a waste of money. We know that bottled water is pumped right out of the ground and/or filled from taps and is the same water that is available for free. We are in MI right now where one company(more than 1 label) gets their water, bottles it, and sells it to you making big profits.

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I fill my fresh tanks from my home tap. The bird always gets home tap - don't want a sick bird as it is extremely expensive. The dogs drink whatever. They have great constitutions. I use my water for drinking first because I like the taste. I use the campground water for cooking, cleaning, etc., if I will be gone long enough that I will run out of my water.

It was revealed that several bottled water companies use our city water. So, many of you are buying the water that comes out of my tap at a huge cost increase. It is good tasting water.

As for the argument that if you're driving an RV you shouldn't worry about any other environmental issues, I believe that everyone does things differently. My home electrical use is much lower than other homes in my region. My water use is much lower. My trash quantity is much lower. My fuel use per mile is higher. I do more in other areas to make up for the one area I do less.


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FWIW you don't need to buy "bottled" water. We bought a seven gallon Aquatainer and find stations to fill it with RO water. The seven gallon container usually costs about $1.50 to fill and no plastic waste.


Does NOt fit all situations.Won't fit in my TC Plus I could not pick it up and carry it. Yes I use plastic bottles OVER & OVER & OVER.

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stickdog wrote:

Ten years full time drink the water everywhere that it's tested and passed as potable. You can always add a shot of Knob Hill or CC to purify and improve the taste.


Good point. That's my kind of thinking.
We generally have bottled water on hand if the campground water is that bad. But it's always been good enough for coffee.


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